|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Charles Laughton, Kirk Douglas, Peter Ustinov, Nina Foch, Laurence Olivier, John Gavin, Jean Simmons, Tony Curtis|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Westerns, Drama - Biography, Thriller|
|Collections:||100 Swords and Sandals Films|
|Run time:||3 hours 6 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Nov 2000|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Subtitles:||Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish|
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A true classicBy James Heyland from Wolstenbury, Sussex , 14 May 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]A great movie! Features a bravura performance by Kirk Douglas as the eponymous leader of a slave revolt on Imperial Rome that came close to toppling Rome and destroyed several legions along the way. Great support comes from lover Jean Simmons, nemesis Laurence Olivier, hero worshipping Tony Curtis, senator Charles Laughton and slave trader Peter Ustinov (even better than Oliver Reed!).
If you are not a fan of Kubrick, don't be put off. This is the least Kubrick film of his work. And Dalton Trumbo (blacklisted screenwriter) came up with a cracking script.
Gladiator couldn't have been made without it.
Oh, and I'm Sparticus and so's my wife!
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Made me speechlessBy Ghamrawy (1 review) , 18 Apr 2013All i can say is that i've watched thousands of movies and i've been moved by a lot of them. But never did a movie make me so moved that i'd cry. Spartacus achieved that feat. The scenes between Kirk Douglas and Jean Simmons starting mid-film with the musical score are simply the most moving thing i've seen on film.
Outstanding FilmBy ReviewerReviewer (84 reviews) , 31 Mar 2013One of the Greatest Films made an epic, great acting, fantastic scenery, outstanding directing and a list of great actors, a film that will always stand the test of time!
Hugely OverratedBy Goatkeeper (3 reviews) from London , 23 Jan 2013Very disappointing, especially considering it was directed by Stanley Kubrick (though it seems he didn't have full control over the production). Overly moralistic and sentimental, laughable action scenes, invasive soundtrack & annoying soft focus whenever the female love interest was in closeup. Superb performances from Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov & Laurence Olivier though.
what a story!By denis007 (134 reviews) , 19 Jan 2013The story was absolutely fantastic but I could only give 4 star because I thought that the gladiator school part of Spartacus was a bit too long and was not as interesting as the fighting scenes and the crucifixion scenes, which were too short. The director could have focussed more on this very important moment of Spartacus' life which he did not. I thought that Peter Ustinov. Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis were excellent choices for this remarkable story. The costumes, the music, and the scenery were all great. To be highly recommended for anyone interested in roman history.
Truly BrilliantBy a customer , 18 Jan 2013Absolutely loved it. Perfect cast, perfect score. The timing was an initial put off, but it just breezes past. The cinematography and locations are amazing! Especially on Blu Ray. Highly recommend!